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Nixon Calls Mrs G An Ol' Witch & Other US Meddling  
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4633263.stm

Fascinating stuff.

Nixon called Indira Gandhi an old witch (not too far from the truth, but I digress), and when the Indians were beating the crap out of Pakistan in the 1971 war, Kissinger tried to persuade China to invade India.

So much for Mr K's crapola about "communist" infiltration.

Is it no wonder that Christopher Hitchens calls Kissinger a thug.

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

My mother accompanied Indira Gandhi on the infamous trip to Washington in 1971 and she has long maintained that Indira hated Nixon just as much as he disliked her. Also, Indira had been made aware about Nixon's "witch" comment through some means (although I believe she understood it was "bitch" rather than "witch") which didn't really help things back in those days.

Well, time for the RSS or similar to drag out the mobs and hold a demonstration in front of the US Embassy again.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 1):
Well, time for the RSS or similar to drag out the mobs and hold a demonstration in front of the US Embassy again.

Well, both Indira and Nixon are long gone.

Kissinger, alas, is still around. Although I doubt if he would ever get a visa to visit the country.


User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

Why am I having visions of Baba Wawa saying "Tell me, Mrs. Gandhi, why do you have a pimento in your forehead?"


I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Quoting Dvk (Reply 3):
Why am I having visions of Baba Wawa saying "Tell me, Mrs. Gandhi, why do you have a pimento in your forehead?"

There was an even funnier episode on SNL where Lorraine Newman played Mrs Gandhi. It poked fun at the State of Emergency imposed by Mrs Gandhi. John Belushi played Sanjay Gandhi, her thuggish son. In the skit, all he did was read comic books, but was destroyed in the end by a giant cow that falls from the sky on his head.

It was a total riot ! You can catch SNL on re-runs.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Its on todays Newspaper Headlines  Smile

Waste of space.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

maybe it was a bigger deal back in the 1970's, but calling someone a bitch doesn't seem to raise eyebrows anymore. That term gets thrown around so much people hardly even notice it. So, Nixon calling Indira that word doesn't seem like a big deal. At least compared to some of Nixon's other actions.

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3220 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 6):
That term gets thrown around so much people hardly even notice it.

Not really! Imagine Bush calling Chirac a "Bastard (or insert favourite swear word here)" today! It's obvious they don't love each other, but calling names is not on.



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